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A WONDERFUL RAILWAY CARRIAGE HOUSE ON THE BEACH WITH GARDEN AND SEA VIEWS

Simon Warner-Bore

Advertiser since: 2009
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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A WONDERFUL RAILWAY CARRIAGE HOUSE ON THE BEACH WITH GARDEN AND SEA VIEWS

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer: Fantastic beach side railway carriage 28 December - 3 January

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Chichester

3 bedroom railway carriage house sleeps 6, near Selsey, West Sussex

Step back in time and enjoy nostalgia mixed with modern comforts in this unusual property, constructed over two 1926 railway carriages. The railway carriages in their original form run either side of the good-sized lounge/dining room. Situated on the beach at Selsey with fantastic sea views from the first floor lounge & balcony to as far as Brighton. Within easy walking distance of the local Bakers, Butchers and Gourmet Fish and Chips or fresh fish from the local fishermen just a two minute walk away.

All the bedrooms in our 3 bedroom home are contained within the railway carriages with original carriage doors. Lounge/Dining Room with stairs to first floor Lounge and Balcony overlooking the sea. Ground floor walk in power shower.

Enclosed garden with rotary clothes line and private steps onto the beach.

Unlimited Broadband Internet Access.

Fishing: East beach (at the top of the garden steps!) has some popular fishing spots. The experts sit for hours trying to catch the bass, the novices wait until the summer and until the fish are jumping (you will see them from the balcony) and catch some mackerel for the barbecue.

Diving: If you are interested in scuba diving, Selsey has an active aqua club who can give lots of friendly advice. Their website intro says:

The Selsey Bill branch is a relatively new branch of the BSAC, formed in 1997 by a group of very experienced divers from the local area. Our most experienced divers can date their diving history back to the early 1970’s; some still even have their twin hose regulators hidden away. As a result we have many years of experience of diving in the local area and further afield..

We play an active part in supporting the local community through various activities and have very good contacts with both the local fishermen and the Selsey lifeboat crew; several having trained as divers with our group.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simon Warner-Bore (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
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A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417297
+44 -(0)7971 834606
Chichester West Sussex
Bucks, England
5

Eccentric but delightful beachside cottage

  • 5 out of 5
What a fantastic place!

I booked this for my wife and I for some time away by the sea without children nagging us - and it was a great choice. The place is roomy and warm with a great decking area and garden on the ground floor. The balcony area on the first floor is simply delighful - sitting with the lights off listening to the waves on the pebble beach in front of you, very relaxing. You are not overlooked by the house on the right hand side (and there isn't a house on the left). People walking along the coastal path do peer in jealously and you can't help feeling a bit smug.

All the facilities were in top-notch order, a great shower and a comfortable bed. The kitchen is perhaps a bit low for 2 people over 6 feet but we were eating out anyway. Loads of seating, and even wifi for a sneaky couple of Facebook updates!

The other bedrooms were also well furnished.

The owner was always fast at email responses and helpful.

...and did I say it was right on the beach... excellent!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear BigR, thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you had a good stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope very much that you will come back soon.

Thank you again.

Best wishes,

Simon
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A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417297
+44 -(0)7971 834606
Chichester West Sussex
4

Quirky and great to be next to the sea

  • 4 out of 5
We had a very peaceful and relaxed stay here. The view from the balcony was wonderful. Bed was very comfortable and it was lovely to be woken up by the sound of the sea and sparrows chirping. The kitchen was adequately stocked, shower powerful, but bathroom drainage probably need some attention. A very comfortable relaxed holiday.

PS the blackberries in the field next to the cottage were sumptuous!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear family,

Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you had a good stay.

We are very sorry you had a problem with bathroom drainage - we were unaware there was a problem. Did you speak to Lydia (the managing agent)? I would be most grateful if you could describe what the problem was and we will make sure it is fixed. I will contact the family staying now just in case they are having the same problem with the bathroom drainage.

With best regards,

Simon and Jocelyn
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A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417297
+44 -(0)7971 834606
Chichester West Sussex
5

Sehr schönes Haus, direkt am Strand

  • 5 out of 5
Wir (2 Erwachsene, 2 Kinder) hielten uns 1 Woche dort auf. Das Haus ist in seiner Art einzigartig, es sind 2 Eisenbahnwaggons in das Haus integriert. Das Haus ist im Großen und Ganzen sehr rustikal. Der unmittelbar angrenzende Strand ist sehr schön, unsere Kinder waren fast jeden Tag im Meer beim baden (trotz 18 Grad Celsius kaltem Wasser). Der Balkon ist super zum chillen und lesen. Der große runde Tisch im Aufenthaltsbereich ist ideal, auch um abends Spiele zu spielen. Das Bad ist gewöhnungsbedürftig, Badewanne nicht so toll, beim Wasser gibt es keine Mischbatterien, nur jeweils kalt oder heiß. Ist aber alles absolut in Ordnung, da man weiß, worauf man sich einlässt. Alles ist sehr sauber und in der Küche ist alles da was man so braucht.
Das einzige, was uns wirklich gestört hat, sind die Sofas, sowohl im EG als auch im 1. Stock. Die sind schon extrem abgewohnt und sollten bald den Weg zum Sperrmüll finden.
Aber wie gesagt, man weiß worauf man sich einlässt, rustikales Haus mit eher durchschnittlichem Komfort, das die besten Jahre hinter sich hat.
Wir hatten dort auf jeden Fall eine wunderbare Urlaubswoche mit viel Spaß, viel Ruhe, tolle Lage, sehr viel Erholung und wir können das Haus auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen.
Sehr viele tolle Ziele in der Umgebung, wie Chichester, Roman Villa, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester, Stonehenge, Thorpe Park bei London oder Battle of Hastings können wir nur wärmstens weiter empfehlen.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie,

Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wir sind froh, dass Sie der Kormoran geliebt und genossen das Schwimmen und Umgebung. Vielen Dank , dass Sie uns wissen, dass die Sofas sind ein bisschen alt suchen. Wir versuchen, das Innere des Kormoran besondere und komfortabler zu machen - wir besuchen nächste Woche und schauen Sie sich die Änderung der Sofas oder die Abdeckungen .

Für das Bad die Wasserhähne sind wie alle anderen Bäder in Großbritannien - haben wir eine Warmwasserhahn und kalt. Es besteht auch die Dusche nebenan , wenn Sie nicht wie ein Bad zu nehmen .

Wir hoffen sehr, dass Sie wieder kommen und bleiben bei der Kormoran und nochmals vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen ,

Simon und Jocelyn
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A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417297
+44 -(0)7971 834606
Chichester West Sussex
Middlesex
5

Lovely interesting property right on the sea front

  • 5 out of 5
We had a really lovely stay at The Cormorant. It is a quirky place but very comfortable. With two young children we loved being able to retire to the upstairs lounge and balcony to while the evenings away looking out to sea.

It was easy to find and we liked how self contained it was with easy and secure parking and also great access from the garden up some steps onto the sea front.

Simon the owner was very helpful and quick to resolve any issues.

I'm sure we will go back at some point - in good weather like we had, it was a perfect location. Although Selsey itself is nothing special, the property is very well positioned for visiting much of the South of England and the position by the sea means that you don't have to venture much further than your doorstep if you don't want to. Would also definitely recommend the bakery round the corner!

Thanks for a great holiday!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you had a good stay.

We also love the bakery around the corner - best eclairs in Sussex!

Best wishes, Simon and Joss
business
A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417297
+44 -(0)7971 834606
Chichester West Sussex
4

Stunning views

  • 4 out of 5
Clean, comfortable and well equipped property. Comfy beds. Good location, stunning views from the living area.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417297
+44 -(0)7971 834606
Chichester West Sussex
London
5

Peaceful beach retreat

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed a long weekend at this unusual property. The views of the sea were beautiful. The beach was empty and we had it to ourselves the whole weekend. Be aware that when you sit on the deck upstairs and at the picnic table there is a steady stream of people walking their dogs or jogging past but it didn't bother us in the least. However in the evenings the path was very quiet and peaceful and all you could hear was the beautiful birdsong. The railway carriage was comfortable and clean with everything we needed. There was nothing we would change other than perhaps being allowed to use the wood burner which wasn't offered to us by the agent who was very friendly and helpful when we arrived. We walked every day into Selsey, a quiet little town. We did eat at the Tapas restaurant which was very nice but mostly we just loved sitting in the lovely lounge gazing at the sea and feeling very relaxed in such a perfect setting. Perfect for a couple to getaway from it all. The old part of Selsey where the railway carriage is located was pretty, around the Lifeboat Inn. The rest that we saw is quite densely developed and not so pretty. However, the sun shone all weekend and we couldn't have wanted for any more, we would love to return and be as lucky again with the weather!
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Eileen, Thank you so much for writing a review. We are very pleased you had a good stay and enjoyed the peace of The Cormorant. Simon and Jocelyn.

Location

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Chichester
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
A3 (M) Junction 5
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
East Beach
Car: not necessary

The Cormorant's rear garden wall is the sea wall! You are right next to the sea with your own gate leading to the beach. The Lifeboat Pub is 5 minutes walk along the sea wall in one direction and the best fresh fish in town are found at Julie's Hut five minutes walk the other way. A 10 minute walk away are the best fish and chips for miles around. A 15 minute walk, or short drive is Selsey with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Further afield is the sandy beache of East Witterings, the beautiful bay of Bosham Harbour, Chichester and all the delights of West Sussex.

Other Activities: skateboard ramp.

Golf: The nearest golf course is Chichester Golf Club. The website introduction says: Welcome to West Sussex's Chichester Golf Club for all you need to know about membership, pay and play and society golf on our two 18 hole golf courses, 9 hole short course, driving range and Golf Academy. We have a sister club, Hill Barn Golf Club, in Worthing, a beautiful 18 hole golf course on the South Downs in West Sussex. Ideally situated close to Sussex's beautiful coastline, both Chichester and Hill Barn Golf Clubs' delightful golf courses offer superb golfing facilities to members, visiting golfers, and golf societies alike.

Each of our golf courses offer excellent playing conditions year-round, and with 36 holes plus our 9 hole Par 3 golf course, you'll find the ideal golf course facility right here in West Sussex.

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Rates & Availability

From £76 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Chichester, West Sussex

Special Offer: Fantastic beach side railway carriage

Special Offer From:
Dates 28-Dec-2014 to 03-Jan-2015

A beautiful beach side railway carriage for celebrating the new year. 3 bedrooms, sleeps 3 adults and 3 children. Great sea views and a garden with steps to the beach. Have a relaxing end to 2014 and start to 2015. As a one off special we are offering 30% off to the first family or couple to book the 'New Year week'.

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
31 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£335
for 2 nights
From
£168
£565
 
 
Christmas week
20 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
New Year week
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter
9 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£170
£560
 
 
Spring 1/2 term
13 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Spring
20 Feb 2015 - 26 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£615
 
 
Easter holiday
27 Mar 2015 - 9 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Spring
10 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£370
for 2 nights
From
£185
£665
 
 
Summer 1/2 term
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Summer
29 May 2015 - 23 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 
 
Summer holiday
24 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£940
for 7 nights
£940
 
 
Summer
4 Sep 2015 - 24 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 
 
Autumn
25 Sep 2015 - 22 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£370
for 2 nights
From
£185
£720
 
 
Autumn 1/2 term
23 Oct 2015 - 29 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Autumn
30 Oct 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£595
 
 
Christmas week
22 Dec 2015 - 28 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
New Year week
29 Dec 2015 - 5 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Future October
11 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Notes ** FOR WHOLE WEEKS WE ONLY ** (except where there it indicates a minimum stay of 2 nights)

** WE RENT FRIDAY TO FRIDAY **

** PLEASE NOTE DETAILS OF KEY COLLECTION OPTIONS BELOW **
The rates for the house are from £535 to £900 per week dependant on time of year.
Our minimum rental period is 1 week during high season and holidays (half terms etc.), however, we will rent for shorter breaks during

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chichester in West Sussex

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Child Bed , 1 bunk-bed, 1 single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults (1 adult double, 1 adult single, 3 children beds). The bedrooms are all in the railway carriages, with original windows and doors/door handles. A travel cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are considered, however, details of the type and number of pets has to be provided. The owners permission has to be requested and given to each party. There is a charge of £25 per week for each pet to cover additional cleaning costs. Failure to do this may result in a loss of security deposit. This is to try to ensure that the condition of the property remains at a high standard.
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